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THE EVENING GAZETTE: .MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 1588. AROUND THE WORLD. That, part of fashlonnbls Paris which iwrr.T fulls to nlfoml first representations, littie drenmc'l Nor. 17 last, on the roriral of "Around the World in F.hrhty Days," ; t.hnt they wnro not qnite up to the times. ; 'Twaq really ^r,, however. That very rnornlna; the tpiji-ndnry Philo.is Fog£ hod . b~?n JwntcM, onldouR nii'l thrived ns one , who h::<) outlived Ills usefulness. And by > whom? l!y a simple Parisian dnde, by our friend Ijiuls Venict, n sympathetic I boulevardior, but a person of but llttlo conseqiioncp. Kwentric Alhlnn steps down from her podoatul and another legend is i »st to the winds. This is how It hnppcneO: About thrt'i- tnnnltiD npn, in tlionmoklng inom of a cnfc on the bonlcvnrd, Ix)uls Vernet was rpmlliiK the theatrical news nn the fourth p«t?e of a newspaper. "Hellol what is this?" exclaimed he, suddenly. "Well, I declare; they are rickening with their 'Around the World la Eighty Dnysl' Why, they will soon ba trying to have tis believe it wai the thirteenth labor of Hercules!" ' "And still, sir," replied a voice with a broad English accent, that of a person unknown to Iionfa Vcrnet, "it was, most assuredly, a great feat. The best proof that It was an undertaking of some consequence ia that the amusing French writer had to make one of my countrymen the hero thnt succeeded in accomplishing it." Louis Vernet turned his head around and coolly replied: "Well, for my part, I maintain that your Phileas Fogp; was as alow as a turtle, and I would bo willing to bet that I could do better than lie I" . • "You would go around the world "Let's say seventy days, if you wish I" "I'll bet that you can't do it." "What will you wager?" "One hundred thousand" francs." Louis Vernet scratched his head. "One hundred thousand francs," said he. "I haven't that sum with me, nor at home, either, for that matter. But If you will kindly give me until to-morrow evening I shall «ee some of my friends who will probably back me up, and then I shall be yours to torn maml." The stranger bowed, handed Louis Vcr- net his curd, and the two men took leave •• of each other. This is why on Wednesday, November the 10th, Lonis Vernet gave a sigh of satisfaction as he sot foot upon the quay at Havre. He had left Paris on the 8th of. . September and he had to be back at noon 1 on the 17th of November. Ho had wasted no time in traveling, and it wius with no little anxiety that on the Oth of November, he had embarked at New York on the Marsouln. Would they reach Havre on the 10th as every one said they would! There were many chances agninst It . The least obstacle, the slightest Haw in the machinery and all; was lost. But the Marsouln upheld her reputation ns the l>est French . transatlantic steamer. At the stated hour she was moored to. the docks at Havre, having crossed the Atlantic in less than seven days. The gallant vessel, after this furious race, seemed happy to have n chance to rest, and the ertfjlnrsfittrif fntiarnert~by~l1fir -- exertions they had been making, bellowed as they blew off the Bteam, now no longer needed, while the foot bridge discharged upon the .quay a long Btream of passengers and porters carrying their baggage. Louis Vernet turned around and cast a look of gratitude upon the noble steamer. He looked- at his watch. Four o'clock I He had ample time to dine comfortably ' before taking 'the 0:40 express, which would land him in Paris at 11:80 o'clock. ., Was that right? -He looked at his time table. As he ran over the columns of figures a smile flitted across his lips. "After all, why not? What ia the use of going this evening, anyhow. It will look as if I were afraid of being behind. timel No stylo about that, old man, no •tyleatalll The chic, the pschutt, the v'lun, is to arrive as late as one can, at the lost minute, if possible. That's the way artists do, when they want to make a great hit. Now, there Is a train leaving in the morning, tit 0:55, by which I will get to tliR St. Lazaro depot at 11:110. Onr rendezvous is llxed for 13 o'clock, .in i the office of the Semaphore, just behind the exchange. From the station to the" exchange will take me but eight minutes In the first hack I come across. Therefore, there is nothing to prevent my reaching the French Semaphore office at 12 . o'clock sharp. In this way I shall have mil that an« interested In the bet on the tiptoe of expectation until the very last minute. That settles It; I will not Ht«rt until to-morrow." Louis Vernet had his trnnks token to the Crowned Dog hotel, the principal house in Havre. He dined quietly, and after his meal he smoked a good clgur while taking a walk about town. At 10 he returned to the hotel to go to bed. "Monsieur," said ho to the landlord before retiring, ."I have to leave In the morning by the 0:55 train. Will yon promise to Imvo me awakened In time?" "We have for that purpose a trusty waiter," replied the landlord. "Monsieur may sleep on 1ml li ears..-- He will not miss hi* train." "Nevertheless if you have an alarm dock tl.at you can lend ms I would feel more at ease." "Why, certainly, sir. There is but one in the hou.se— my own. You may have it." Louis Vernet : thanked the host »nd went upstairs to his room. He set the nlarm for 0 o'clock, placed the clock on \ the chiffonier near the head of his bed and slept the sleep of the just. Ho was still sound asleep whea some- iHxly shook his arm. - "Eh! sirl" "Whatf what is the matter?" "The matter Is that yon just have time." • "Time for whatf" "To reach the station," • Louis Vernet glanced at the nlarm clock. "Halt post slxl" cried he, in a voice of consternation. He sprang.from his bed "so hastily that he overturned the chiffonier, slipped OB his pantaloons, tfttrr off his nightshirt aud threw It on the floor, dressed himself in five minutes, gathered up his scattercc 1 effects In a jiffy, strapped Ms trunk, flew down the utalra, four steps at a time, leaped into' the omnibus which awaited him, and only breathed freely when he boarded the train. Phew! that was a scarel And to say that five minutes later his bet would have been lost. Frankly speaking it would have been too stupid on hla part. Anyhow, all is well that enda welL He had his ticket, hla baggage was checked, he was comfortably seated in a good compartment, the locomotive sounded Its whistle and the train moved off. Now for Paris I The steel rails clatter beneath the car wheels. The Havre train has just entered the depot. It is exactly half post elovtn. All goes welL Loula Vernet leaves the *ar, bail* a baekman and finds thai be *tUl htui ample time to get bU I rune Why, what luekl tlioje it ia now In th«s bands of two baggage masters who can / it with the greatest cans. Gracious! hew gently they handle .it What miscreant Baa BO calumniated railroad companies and their employes, &a to uay that they wer* rcofclesa with baggage? Louis Veriiet draws near, puta bU hand OD U>* trunk and addresai<ig the poru-rsi "Take It right away," BiJd he. "Here it my check." H* bad h*r<Uy pronctuj.«*d the word* wtaa it* &li a heavy hand graap bla H* turasd and saw that It ww a i>olio* *'** tmkintf *, gm* *l**l W life- '•Eh* V,~!I:I|'M t'u> m.tittr'" ejaculated the asfnni i 'V".l iravclor. Hehind Hit ofli- er u • n two employes of the coinpmiy, s ; :!itih".jr n ~> «tr;*!L;!it as t\vo pickets und'/r tl^ir -, Ol hc-e I r.-.pi. "Wlmt's the imiii -i: ; ' rv.ilii"! the gon- d.'irne In a bantering tone, without mo7- iiit; a llniri-r; "tlmt yi'u will soon find nut." The twn rni!r:>ail employes drew near the trunk, craned their necks, listened a moment, rnl«ed their heads ntul R:i7ed at e;irh other with n lookthat seemed tos.iy: "There Is no doubting HI" Louis Vernet thought to himself: "It Is plain the?e. por^ons nn> crnzyl" Then a horrible thought surged through, his brain. Crazy or not. Hie ona sura thing wns th.it it v.-im 11:10, nnil thnt he had but twenty minutes hi vhioh to reach the Semaphore office, lie nni^t esc:ipe by all mentis! lie roughly slioulc off the detaining hand, npwt tlinv or four persons and rushed to the ^ntc. Vain hopes! • Two custom officers BtniKlltif; there seized hint by tile collar, and. notwithstanding his protests and gesticulations, he was taken liack to his trunk. "This is mildness," cried he. "Let mo KO! I swear that I will return in an hour. You are making me lose one hundred thousand francs." A bitter smile flitted across the gendarme's lips, beneath his heavy mustache, lie retook posses.sion of his prisoner, with both hands this time—one on each shoul der. "Come, now," said one of the railroad employes, "playing off is useless. Acknowledge nil. You arrive from New York, with a mysterious, hurried air. That Is not natural. And (his suspicious trunk! Who are you* What are your political opinions?" Louis Vernet was Inspired. "At the lust election," replied he, "I voted for th« candidate of the Left Center, and I am a subscriber to The Debatnl" This declaration made in iv tone of sincerity produced a slight revulsion of sentiment in the traveler's favor. "Well, what does your trunk contain?" asked the gold laced employe. "Clothiug, nothing else, I assure you." "Are there 710 explosive materials In it?" "Explosive materials! • What for, I am neither a chomlst nor a pyrotechnist!" "What is that singular nol.se, then? Ah! you are silent. Well, since you will not speak, I shall answer J!o* you. There is in your trunk a machine, regulated by clockwork, which, nt a fixed hour, Is to cause an explosion. In l/ondon, the day before yesterday, the police arrested four Anarchists with similar machines. You are one of the name gan^I" Louis Vernet's eyes j.;rcw round with stupidity. He stooped over his trunk, and his eyes grew rounder still. . Tlc-tac, tic- tuc! Ah! but he must surely be dreaming now! All at once a noisy jangle resounded. The signal for the explosion to take place. it was plain. Look out for the bomb. Porters and employes scattered in every direction. The police officer himself was not left behind in the panic. Vernet, alone, heroically stood ut his .post. With a feverish hand he opened his trunk.- HIsfliigcrHrutnniMKed nlioiit under the clothing, probing, feeling and upsetting everything;—Suddenly-- he toxichcd'Tr hard substance wrapped up in his night shirt. What Is this? Limls Veruet raises his arm, brandishing—the nliirm clock of the Crowned Dog hotel, which, in his hurry, he had thrown Into the trunk anil which hail sprung its alarm six hours behind time! • "Confounded trumpery ["exclaimed he, furiously, as he dashed it to the floor. A peal of Homeric laughter burst on his ear. But the unfortunate traveler glanced i't the depot-clock. -Eight minutes to 12! With lowered head, like u wild boar ';hat had scented the dogs, ho dashed forward, rushed through the gate, leaped Into a cab and yelled to the driver: "Place do la Bourse! I'll give you a louts If we arrive before 12." Seven and one-half minutes later a cab rolling at lightning speed Issued from Notre Dame street. A man got down, rushed through a dclorway, flew up u staircase and burst like a storm into the .'•'rene.h Semaphore olllce, crying out in a tentorlau voice: "Here I null" Just at that moment the Exchange :lock sounded the first stroke of 13. "I have lost, sir!,; 1 coolly answered ti voice with a broad Knglish accent. This is why, since Nov. 17 last, Phile.-i- Fogg has taken a back seat.—Translated from the French of Joseph Montet for The Times-Democrat. The Song of the Shirt. An ingenious Yankee has invented u machine which, according to the way In which It Is used, may prove a blessing or a curse. It consists of a connecting wheel and belt for hitching one of the cheap reed organs that play tunes, by means of sheets of punctured paper, to the fly wheel of a sewing machine. Thus a poor seamstress^cun do her work and play the organ at the same time. She can fit the tune to the stylo of sewing she wishes to do. If it requires care and mnst be done slowly, church music Is entirely suitable. When see hns plain, coarse sewing she can work with such tunes as "Dixie" and "Yankee Doodle." Selections- from "Pinafore" and "Tho Mikado" would not /be out of place. Fancy what it would be to go into a large dress making establishment and find thirty or forty girls at their sewing machines, each with a reed organ, playing i: different tune. Yet it may Boon occur.— Courier-Journal. The Future of Mterllng and Ktek Fall.. Editor Evening Gaz"Cte. For" several years past it has been duly observed by thinking pnople who Are far seeing and posted in such matters, that Sterling and Rock Falls are destined to become thriving and populous at no distant day, their position and surroundings being such that th«-y cannot help but grow rapidly, whet, their natural advantages] are| considered. An unlimited water suppiv, when the upper dam is built, in Uock river —enough to propel live times our present number of manufactories. \Ye are located 110 miles west of Chicago, and are rapidly growing. Think of it, strangers, you who are looking for n place to locate. Remember Sterling and Hock Falls are most desirable for residence, being healthy, blessed with an excellent school system and a number of churches. It has a splendid system of water works. The great C. H. & Q., and Chicago & Northwestern roads run through here. A street railroad city hall and sewerage*^ are iu contemplation. Greatest activity ia confidently expected with the coming of Spring. Our picture is not over drawn and you are cordially invited to come here to see for yourself before deciding where to aettle. CAPITOLA. To ALL MEMBERS of society: Kemp's Balsam will cureyour distressing cough. We guarantee it. Price 50 cents and 81. Trial size free. A. B. Hendrickd, druggist OK Changing weather. WHY WILL YOU oouga when Shlloh'i Cure will gtfe you immediate relief. Price 10 ct*., SO eta. and ii. O. A. 3t Co. 8 'iiiANf, I.IKE (":i'iar ;i:ni ''romv. »•!!, was forty tif-fuif hr-bcconii.' kiui'vi. to 'amp. Krum th;tl time- nisti! IIP «:is sixty his st;ir r^s? 1 Mplicr and higher in nb-diiitcly clcnr pky. Misfortune cuinc nil in n day. lie aged fromrhcti- rn Uisiii nnd cancer and » villain tmnk- nifitcd him. Dying ni d sufft-rinp in icrut-.ible Bgoiiy, he like Cn'sar, wrote a joiiinifiitnry on the w«r. It was » lit:inc limile to ft great life. That, bock ms sold on merit. There is no hook on H military career, no f even excepting i'li'sar'a, or j Xenoplio's Annbji.'is, that 8 it's superior in merit. Mrs. Grunt ms alrrudy realized upwards of S-l'^,- XXJ profit, from its sale and the demaiid a still active. Men will search history n vain for a life rqmil in abounding success with tf-at ot Ulysses S. Grant. Cuinlni; generations will view the umu as he should be viewed. No man is ever dnue justice to in hla own generation. TIIK AIIT AMATF.UK for February gives a delightful colored portrait study of a little girl, by Ellen Welby; decorations for a plate (La France rose?.), a lamp (sun-flowera), and a fish plate; a striking;, study of orchids, by Victor Dangon; numerous models lor wood-carving, embroidery designs for a cushion and a chalice veil, and a page of monograms In Q. Articles of Bpecial practical interest are those on animal painting (dogs), still-life painting (lish), painting ia water-colors, wood-carving and church emuroidery. Mrs. Wheeler tells how one may become an artist with the needle,; Mr. Shugio discourses on Japan sword- gu rds, Theodore Child and "Greta" gosaip about art in Paris and.Boston, and "Moutezuraa's" Note book is filled, as usual, with piquant paragraphs. An article on beds is profusely-illnstra- ted, us is one on dugs. The Moran and lluhot etching exhibition are reviewed, and all tho minor departments of this excellent magazine are ably sustained. Price 85 cents. Montague Marks, 23 Union .Square, N. Y. Ouit ESTEEMED friend, Mr. D. O Uoe called upon us Saturday evening aud said lie^ffeft wo had not done Or. Patton justice when we said he had been worsted in his contest with Professor David Swing; making to us this statement, which the GAZETTE fully admits is correct: That Dr. Patton formulattd charges of heresy against Prof Swing who was brought to trial before i Chicago presbytery at the tpring fusion: the presbytery failed to sustain the charge.—DrrPtltton appealed the case to synod. At t e next meeting of the presbytery (in the following Autumn) jj'rof. Swing tendered his resignation as a member of the presbytery > which was accepted. When the synod' mot soon afterwards, iMr. Coe was a member of that body. It put tho presbytery on trail for accepting Swing's resignation pending the appeal, and decided that it had no right to accept said resignation, and Prof. Swing's name was ordered to be placed again i/n the rolls, aud then tho synod proceeded to take up the case as appealed. The charge? were sustained. As we said above, Mr, doe's statement is correct. The editor of this paper believed and belives that Patton was right and that Swing should have been condemned by the' presbytery as he afterwards was by the synod. He was not in accord with his church,—his views were utterly at variance with it, and_he had no more right in the Presbyterian church than had a Buddhist or, an agnostic. But Dr. Patton started out to condemn him in presby- tery-rnot in synod. The thought of appeal was one not considered until Swing got a verdict; in his favor, and that the presbytery thought an appeal ' was not proper, it accepted Swing's resignation, thus enabling him to appear to come off victorious. Of course Dr. Patton achieved reputation at the trial .-As the GAZETTE said when it .said he' was worsted, it gave him such prominence that It finally lodged,.him at Princeton as professor and recently as president He did have the synod to sustain him; but by the presbytery accepting Swing's resignation, and Swing not being present to defend himself before synod, It enabled him and his friends to claim and the outside world to declare that if Swing had seen tit to contest the matter in synod as he-had done in presbytery, he might iheie have been sustained. We admit, and we intended that our previous statement should convey that idea, that Patton was victorious; for his church has since honored him in the superlative; but he was worsted in that Swing carried the presbytery with him,—got it to say he was not guilty and permitted htm to go. Patton's victory lay, us stated, in his getting the synod to sustain him. Far be ic from us to reflect upon Dr. Patton. His conduct throughout that trial was of a man Insisting upon those in the church preaching those doctrlnis they had -Bolemul) agreed to preach, while Swing's was that of a man who was seeking to sow dissension by denying the accepted views of the church. We thank Mr. Coe for calling, as it gives us opportunity to explain what we really meant, which is none other than this: Patton worsted by the verdict of the outside world, was victorious according to the final action of his church, an'I his church further saw that in him manifest in this prosecution . that caused It to finally place him at the head of that great and grand old Institution, Princeton. Kef using- to accept the decree by the presbytery, he snatched what has proved victory to him out of defeat by carrying the case to the higher body. There Swing did not go; but Patton was sustained by a large vote'. YOUNG PERRY Belmonfc appears to be of the mind that foreign atlnlis is the leading business of Congress . But no country on earth ia to Independent of other countries as ours. Mr. Hal- moat should.remember thure are other conn&ltUiea lw»l(ie» uts. TAI.I.F.YHANII SAID that words wrr* livi-nt.-d to dis.juiFe thought, Rnri poll j ((•inns Ktinly tlic gamer dictionary !:H ' his pminejit Fr-neh diplomat. A , M-at American, in.t a politician, epent i some, time Ht Washington, RMiding I li.-irarti-r as R«cn in ('impress, and lit> i pnut nioi-K time stinting the speeches j of the Congressmen as published in the rpi-fRRinnal liecord, and the result of his visit and study is tliis; Genius is not (lend. At Washington today are inon ns able as in the davs of Webster. Cluy, Calhoun, and Hayne. hut the time of iiiilivi'lual leadership has passed because the number of able mm has in- .ireast-d. In old days but two or three men in a CongressionHl district, mid less than a score in a titato aspired to reach Washington; imw the name of would-be Congressmen is legion. So, ilnding runny rivals and conscious that the service of twenty or more years for party may b« destroyed by a single false vote, or position. Congressmen b;ive become so cautious that their speeches and letters are gems,—of avoidance of committal of self to any proposition. He added that one might read the best speech of House or Senate and learn nothing; yet be delighted with what he had read. It demands genius to attract and please auditors and renders without saying any thing. \Vhattliis writer says is conlir'ted" by all whu have looked closely into American politics. A party leader will be as communicative as a village gossip when talking to his party cronies. Indeed, he goes to extremes of confidence in worda, nnd little things that astound those that are taken into the charmed circle but semi occasionally and they wonder why it should be thought that a politician is not disingenuous; but when such go back home and write letters to the voluble politician, they will learn that he is in letter-writing, what he is in public speech; unwilling to say anything. If a chap who gets inside and hears some confidences goes out and repeats It, the politician can deny it; hence his free speech. If be says his say in a letter orpublic speech, it can bo proved upon him; hence his silence. No man can succeed iu poll- tics until he can make a speech of an hour's length, or until he can write a letter of ten pages without promising anything and without committing himself to any party or to any policy. i; •„;„ c;oi lirc.'iiiii! vinaictiva '-o-wnr^ • follow man, imd lU-siroil to. punish him, we would deprive him of his hobby; wlth^ out that he would bo lorresomeln. a cro\vd7 nnd crowded In a wilderness, and would seek what he had fust nnd find It not. The business man with n hobby that he rides Is a happy mini; but if the hobby rides him, tho business will suffer Booncr or later. Tho mnirwithout a hobby will bo found In the club room, tho billiard room, or cnrd room. The hobbyist, with his loft^f pigeons, his bird oklna or eggs, bugs or beetles, takes more substantial happiness than all the members of the highest toned club In a city combined. Besides that, home and Dame Nature IB all tho world to him nnd all tho heaven he ever aspires to —Wade's Fibre. Pt'rt!»«"a Wnmnprw exist In thnin.init of uFJ form', but we ftirpwd by t <o marvels- of Invention. Thox»w!m are In twd of nrnfltabjn work tint cantVMlntiewHlplivinr.it li'imnjhnuld atnm-pHnnd tholr X'lilrpti to linl- l"tt Si On,. Forrlnnd. Maine, and rswlve frfc full ' h.'fnrmittlon hnw?lth>T sfx. of all ;«•••«, can H«ni inirn ?s to $'j.'> |H'h day and upwanl* \vlu-rovrr HipyJlve YIMI are startP't froB. (,'B|.-!tal n"t rv- 'iMircd. Soni" II.IVP m:iilB <wr fvi in a sine!- <iuy at thl* work. All snrrix-d. rt^-if S. M. BEECHER, PLUMBM, STEAI —AND— GAS FITTER. Iron, nnd Sewer lr*ipe. A Pull Line of Brami Oo<Kt*. Knxlnr Trimming*, £< Pumps and rump Repairs, Gas Jid OH Fixtures. x MHOP OPPOM1TR POST OFFICK. O!» FOURTH BTRKKT Tlie Soldiers Ilonumnut. Editor Gazette: No news from Sterling since I left there has pleased me more, than the notice in the GAZETTE that there »aa to be an effort made for a soldiers monument iu Sterling:, and I want my "mite" to go in and aid the project when the proper time cornea. It is something tlmt ought to have been done years ago. Sterling township furnished 812 men men to help crush the rebellion; 22 men have a complete list of them as adopted as coirect by the board of supervisors In January 1865, when I was a member of that body. ' - . If the history of these men and their services could be put into book form what a priceless value it would have In 25 to 50 years from now t • . It was my purpose- to write a history of Sterling from its 'first settlement, embodying* history of the liVfB of the early settlers, and of those who went to the defence of the country, but the time was never mine to devote to this labor of love. Posterity ought to have such a record and is there not some one In Sterling who will undertake to do the work r Most earnestly I urge it, before it is too late. My heart is with Sterling .and its good people, and there I hope finally to rest when the labors of life are over. ' • Sincerely yours, A. A. TERIIELL. Cherokee, Ia'., Feb^lS, 1888. "The best on earth" can truly be said of Origg's Glycerine Salve— a speedy cure for cuts, bruises, scalds, burns, sores, piles; tetter and all skin eruptions. Try this wonder healer. • 25 cts. Guaranteed. O. A. Oliver & Co, , The Metropolitan bank, of Cincinnati went to pieces- because of insufficient securities on loans. SUILOII' CURE will immediately relieve Croup, Whooping Cough and Bronchitis. O. A. Oliver & Co. 2 Much company in the cooler" lust night • Uneklen'n Arnica Halve. 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We have Just Opened . " - ' /. New Prints, New Ginghams, New Black Dress Goods, New Stamped Scarfs, Splashers, Tidies, Tray Cloths, Pillow Shams. Mew..-Linen--Calinra and Ri/ch- 1 ings. We can save?you 25 cents per yard on every yard of Black and Colored Dress Silks. WE ARE THE CHEAPEST DRY GOODS HOUSE IN STERLING. Be,t in the World {' BUTTERICK'S PATTERNS } B-tlnth. World. N, CARPENTER & In VunanmpUou Incurable T Head the following: Mr. C. H. Morris, Newark, Ark,, says:" Was down with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and •physicians pronounced me an Incurable Consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, am now on my third bottle, and able to oversee the work on my furm. It is the finest medicine ever made." Jesse Middle wart, Decatur, Ohio, says: "Had it not been for Dr. King's New Discovery, for Consumption I would have died of Lung Troubles. Was given up by dcotors. Am now in best Of health." Try it. Sample bottles free at Striokler and Boorse's Drun Store. TheC.&N. W.is to build a splendid depot at Mil wan keo. : .- ARBTOU teADE miserable by Indigestion, Constipation, Wzzlnttes, Loss of Appetite, Yellow Skliir 1 Shiloti's Vit- alizer is a.positive cure. O. A. Oliver & Co. 2 The Reading strikers go to work tc- day. A NASAL INJECTQK tree with each bottle of Sliiioh's Catarrh Remedy. Price 50 cents, O. A. Oliver & Co. 2 Not yet Spring; but all will be busy presently. Fou DYSPKPSIA and LiverComplaint, you have a prin ed guarantee on every bottle of Shlloh's Vilalizer. It never fails to cure. O. A. Oliver & Co. 2 Trade wa-t good in the stores Saturday. Kleetrle Uittera. This remedy is becoming so well known nnd so popular us to need no special mention. All who have used Jblectric Bitters sing the same song ut prais.-A purer medicine does not exist and it is guaranteed to do all that is claimed. Electric Hitters -willcure all diseases of the Liver and Kidneys will remove Pimples, Bolls, Salt. Rheum and.ot er affections caused by impure blood.-Wili drive Malaria from the system and prevent as well as cure all Malarial fevers.-For cure- of Headache. Constipation and Indigestion try Electric Bitters-Entire satisfaction guaranteed, or money refunded.-Prlce 50 cts. and 81.00 per bottle at Strlekler and B.oorse's Drug Store. The earth will start out with the Spring somewhat moist. Sound advice—We consclentously recommend our readers to try Salvation Oil in all cases of rheumatism. Sold by all druggists for 25 centa a bottle Let us put our shoulders to the wheel,—all of us. If a man can't be both good and rich, be ought to be at least wise; let every man prepare for the day of adveisity by laying In a stock of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, a sure cure for coughs and colds Remember: Ask. and ye may receive. Ask not, and you get nothing. It la by copying after nature that man gets beat results. Dr. Jones' Hed Clover Tonic In nature's own remedy, IB purely vegetable, can be taken by the moat delicate. Cures all stomach, kidney and liver trouble*. SO cent*. For •ale by 0. A. Oliver. dean era*? page of thla p*p«r. The grout siplits of Pekin nro behind closed KaU'.Vul'prvKcnt. Somotinies some are open; othiT.s never. Wogo to thoclock tower; a wnttlo fence Is hurriedly erected across the opening as we approach. We go to the Kxiiinhiutlon hall—sometimes open, Imt Bliut today. Of course you can go again, if you like the smells last time. It Is adjoining the observatory, where the carved bron/.u supports of the instruments —weird dragons chained to mountains, lest they should escape; redundant foliage, etc.—deserve to be one of the wonders of the world. I am glad to have seen them; I should like to see them again. But, oh dear, the smells! and the man with loathsome sores aud the hideous voice, who wants to try gentlemen's cigars for them and to touch ladles' dresses, and who fights with strangers for a larpter tip wlien ho has had more than enough already! That mau Is of a piece with 1'ekln. But he did not touch my dress. I have Invented a way of swinging my parasol round me ns 1 walk thit effectually clears the way. It looks like luailufss, but It ia the merest discretion.—Cor. St. James' Gazette. . GO CO CO UJ CO .... I'ftlnE tihliy. run !t tn i l.im:, btmdiy Sight Fuhloiubla il. i•!-•>! I Uik. Mjiuon. VermlHon lllue. 1 clW. <«,..: I jjse. l.n.-<.ttcr anil W»«m Greelu. Nu YnriiHlntiK nrrtiviry. Url.. b.m • Ilk t M kblu." UIIQ Cum and Job U don*. YOUR BUjttCY Tip lop for Ch-.lm, L^wn Spin. S«>h, Flower Pott, B.il.y Carman, turblit Poles, l-'uroll I'ronl: l)onrviior«.fr.aitt. Sirt-cn li,x,r,, lit> Manileft, Iron l-<iirc, f iu tui c»-rytlilng. lu UM thing fur (lie Lidice to UK alxiul the bouse FOR ONE DOLLAR COIT'S HONEST Are Jt«" Kolnjr to Paint thli year! If to, don't buy » pauit containing- water or beniinc when (or tno lame money (or nearly 10) you can procure «IIT»ruM mi* FAINT that bwunuiMta bean HOK.HT, ClOU.Mi I.^StaD.OII."alST and free from water and benrlne. Ptau«4 lali braait and U>> no ollifr. Merchant! handling It are our arena and •mhorlird by u». In writing* to wamntlt towmr & Ifcilt* vith SCOaTBer I TI1III -Ilk 9 ( ,I,TS. o,,, Sl,.,del ar. the I-ateit Stylej uicil In Hie I:ast nnw txcomlne y fff'y 'n U>« V.'CM. and lip »i[h the time. Try this brand of JIUXKSr TAIM and you will nt«e» regret It Tlui to the wise U lujfident HOUSE PAINT COIT'S FLOOH PAINTS aint that ncvof dHc<l beyond !?«> ufc an* a week jjxjil i 1 e J.-I-. *..,. the eil t mo c.ill f,,t CHIT Jt IO*H »UM) :ky polnl. N«« llmo c.iii [,',r ililf i I'u'.-i'tliWB rVSiT 4 popular ami suitalilc sli.ntci, » «malr«i U Irj hi. No trouble. No k>r<l ii r<Kk »*< DRY STICKY Sold by O. A. Oliver & Co. ATTENTION! I Invite your attention to the fact that I have * WORTH Of BOOTS i SHOES Of tho very best quality, which I will sell at and below COST, as I wish, to retire from business. I kindly Invite everybody, and cspecU'ly my old i-uslom- ers. to come unit proQi by thin sale. This U no catcbu« ny adalr. but It la a Fair and Square Sale, And u I have a Luve *u»'k of Flr»t-Chtss __ Buola mil 8hot», you wiulmve sclmiK« to get w£ baririuui lluu were never bcunl of before. H» Third To Trade. A well improved farm in Whitiialde Co. of l-io ncres to trade for Neb.—or . Kansas lands. Strike quick if you ^ want it, it is desirable. tf . F. Schiffwacher, on hand a tig stock of Live Cedar (Posts, the lest Jdichigan QcH (Pine Lumber, all kinds of (Building Jdaterial, Sash, Qoors and (Blinds, Goal, Lime, Cement, Hair, etc., etc. Everything at 'Lowest Jtfar- ket (Prices. A big advantage in dealing with us is that you tan get your loads with-' out going over the railroads. Nireat kind of Square and Flat Flufe' f t». n>r garden rencm. E. B. FAOEY & CO PLUMBERS, STEAM & GAS H AVE NOW IN THEIR EMPLOY MB. JOHN BUCKLEY, recently In th» employ of J. 8. Johnstono as I'lumlwr. w* also Imve arrangements wlUi WALTKK A. FACKT. an ex)>ert Plumber, now with E. liarcot In the beat plumbing establishment In Chicago, Iu case of any line or «> tra work, to assist us. We ure prepared to niakt) conlmctn and furnish material for nil work In the 1'lumblng, Steam and Gag Flltlni; Hue. and kern In stock Iron, lead and «e\vtr pipe, brass goods, pumps,&c..&c. ;,every- thlng to ue found To a liretcliws establlahment, at reasonable prices, and we aro now prepared to do work In a natlsfactory manner and puarautee all work und nmterlal as represented. T. K. KACKV, who lias been In buslnese here almost continuously for the lust ihlrty-two yearn, will superintend thu worn, bis qualifkatloim as a mechanic are too well known to ueed continent. SHOP AT TIIK OLD HTAIU1) Red l^iue IVo. 1. IKWIN MOM&.NIOAL UAH HTAKTBD A I now dray, and Is prepared to do all Studs ot naullua. tfovlng hottsuhold good* and plu'io* gsp«c&Uy. fib«v« ordors at H.'ivlu & Sou, .ml Hfory jAliusor' O. M, GERDES, CH047KR. Mole Agent «t Hterliu*. TU«

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